Architecture of Qatar
Qatar, like much of the Persian Gulf coast has few early architectural
structures. The peninsula is primarily a desert and historically few people have
lived in the area outside a couple coastal settlements. Due to this there is almost
no architecture until the arrival of Islam in the 600s.
After the arrival of Islam in the 600s mosques were constructed, but these were
simple in form and stylistically the same as mosques elsewhere on the Arabian Peninsula
and in the Middle East. Many of the early mosques were made of wood and other perishable
materials, so no longer exist.